Lab Technician - Fort Madison, IA in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 7/3/2018

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Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family...the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products! 

We are looking for a Lab Technician who will grow at our Operations Facility in Fort Madison, IA.

Ensures all criteria relating to product quality are met including but not limited to, product testing, weights and measures, additive control, coding and appearance, plus insuring that all necessary documentation, required by both State and Federal agencies, is completed accurately and within time requirements.


  • Test, analyze, monitor, document and communicate results of chemical and physical tests of raw materials and liquid finished products, to ensure formulations are in accordance with label statement and to prevent cross contamination.
  • Perform chemical and physical tests of raw materials, finished products and rinse outs in accordance with written procedures.
  • Determine the validity of results using established quality assurance techniques.
  • Keep all laboratory data management records up to date.
  • Maintain Lab supply inventory.
  • Provide technical assistance to operations and engineering.
  • Use good laboratory safety practices and practice good housekeeping.
  • Provide support for Industrial hygiene monitoring and environmental sampling.
  • Assure that all duties are performed safely and in compliance with all environmental, health and safety requirements.
  • Complete special projects and reports as assigned.


  • Associate’s Degree with college chemistry or equivalent analytical laboratory experience. Bachelor’s degree in science related field is preferred.
  • Ability to work with complex laboratory instrumentation (Gas Chromatograph, Liquid Chromatograph, Atomic Absorption, & LECO- Nitrogen Analyzer), computers,  spreadsheets, databases, and word processing programs.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams with minimal supervision.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated decision making ability.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Able to work shifts, overtime, and weekends as necessary.

What we do for our associates (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with wellness incentive program.
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchase program.
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.
  • Generous vacation policy!


Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts MiracleGro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network 

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.